I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
When I put a hold on this at the library, I was 952nd in line for it. There are now 685 people waiting for it after me. I'm surprised this volume looks as new and unbattered as it does.